“The Network” is the story of a Journalist Samantha (Sam). This story revolves around her career and personal life. The reader gets a peek into how “The Network” in the media industry works and how a news clip would be shown in this book.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Lomas Media, USA
My Thoughts on “The Network:
The story starts at a slower pace with the main protagonist (Samantha), Sam struggling with her stagnant career. But she is happy with everything in life and wasn’t cribbing too much till the time she finds out about her boyfriend’s deception. Sam decides to move to a new place, a new job and the story with many twists starts unfolding in the new place. Her best friend Bella helps her with this move.
The author has extensive knowledge about Jakarta, Indonesia, and its culture. She has described it too vividly that the reader feels too familiar about this place. I felt like I was roaming around the streets of Jakarta. So vivid was her (author’s) description
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Margaret, uses the religion, its extremism, and also the other side of that fanatism as the central element of the story, But her writing doesn’t sway this side or the another but keeps the neutral stance to narrate the story from Sam’s perspective. Margaret has done a commendable job in keeping the story on the neutral grounds.
As the story unfolds, Sam just steals the reader’s hearts through the turmoils in her life. Her struggles on the work front, and the love-lorn life. Bella’s character has been projected as one of the strongest person, who tries to help her friend and take care of her. I guess everyone needs Bella in their life.
This is an interesting book and the plot gets thickening with so many twists and the last twist of the tale is in fact very interesting and was expected too. Can’t wait to read the next part to cover more of Jakarta by Margaret.
I would rate this book at 4.5/5.0
Note: I got a free copy of this book in return for a review from Booktasters. and my thoughts are in no way influenced by this.
About the Author:
Margaret Lomas is an author, TV host, and well-known property investment expert. For 10 years she hosted two weekly property investment shows on Sky News Business, and she presently creates, produces, and hosts ‘Property Investing Matters’ on the Web TV channel, ‘My Property TV’.
She is the best-selling author of 8 Property Investment books. She is the Founder and Director of Destiny Financial Solutions in AU.
She is a Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and Westpac Business Owner of the Year recipient and was voted one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015. Margaret is a qualified financial adviser and investment property adviser and a Senior Associate with FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Margaret lives on the Central Coast of NSW, where she has raised five children and is now a grandmother to three. She has just begun her foray into fiction writing.
You can find her at:
Web – https://margaretlomas.com.au/
Facebook – Margaret Lomas
Twitter – Margaret Lomas